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Gatehouse at Martholme, Great Harwood

Description: Gatehouse at Martholme

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 183876

OS Grid Reference: SD7527133777
OS Grid Coordinates: 375271, 433777
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7997, -2.3769

Location: Martholme Lane, Accrington, Lancashire BB6 7UJ

Locality: Great Harwood
Local Authority: Hyndburn Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB6 7UJ

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Listing Text

SD 73 SE
3/73 Gatehouse at Martholme

Gatehouse, dated 1561. Sandstone rubble with quoins, restored stone slate
roof with gable copings and kneelers, finial at left gable, one chimney on
ridge, another at right gable. Three-bay rectangular plan. Two storeys;
symmetrical front and rear: in centre a wide rounded and chamfered arch
(originally open, now glazed), above this a square recess with a cast
plaque with shield and helm, lettered at the bottom corners "15" "61";
in centre of 1st floor a large mullion and transom window with 8 round-
headed lights; otherwise 2 windows each floor, all with 3 round-headed
lights. Rear is the same except that it has no side windows at 1st
floor. Left return wall has a similar 3 light window at 1st floor, and
pointed light at ground floor. Modern addition at right end, with
ex situ furnishings. Restored from derelict condition recently.

Listing NGR: SD7527133777

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Source: English Heritage

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